• International President Martinez Visits Florida Members Recovering from Hurricane December 13, 2018
    IAM International President Bob Martinez recently visited Panama City, FL Local 1106 members at WestRock mill and Local 449 members at Tyndall Air Force Base. They, and the community as a whole, continue to suffer two months after Hurricane Michael made landfall. The storm is the first ever Category 4 hurricane on record to hit […]
  • IAM Machinists Build A Brighter Christmas in Wichita December 13, 2018
    IAM Southern Territory’s District Lodge 70, in Wichita, KS adopted 1,111 Angels for the local Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and sponsored 25 Union families for 2018. “With the extent of involvement in the Angel Tree program by our Local Lodges, the district lodge decided to award the local and company that adopted the most […]
  • Tennessee IAM Local 2385 Gives Thanks December 13, 2018
    For nearly 50 years, the Goodman plant, now owned by Daikin Industries, has been a mainstay in the small community of Fayetteville, TN. The facility has seen generations of workers walk through its doors. Fathers and mothers have worked alongside their sons and daughters and even grandchildren, producing residential and light air conditioning and heating systems. Families in […]
  • TCU Members Rally in Riverside to Save Jobs, Stop Outsourcing December 13, 2018
    Yesterday, TCU/IAM members from Amtrak’s Riverside call center rallied to save their jobs. Well over 100 people turned out to the Wednesday morning protest to show their outrage with Amtrak’s management and their short-sighted decision to eliminate 500+ jobs in Riverside, and send their work to a non-union, low-wage outsourcer in Florida. TCU National Vice […]
  • IAM Local 2068 Members on Strike at Silgan Containers in Illinois December 11, 2018
    More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL have voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The strike took effect just after midnight Saturday, December 8, 2018. Silgan is the largest metal food packaging company in the country. The Machinists members are striking for better […]
  • Luther Williams Appointed IAM Midwest Territory Chief of Staff December 11, 2018
    IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Grand Lodge Representative Luther Williams to Chief of Staff of the IAM Midwest Territory, effective January 1, 2019. “I know Luther will continue his excellent service to our membership in his new role as Chief of Staff in the Midwest Territory,” said IAM International President […]
  • IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild Wins Historic Victory for New York Drivers December 6, 2018
    A two-year campaign by the worker-led and IAM-affiliated Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) paid off for drivers in New York City, after officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers.  The rate, set at $17.22 per hour after expenses, is calculated by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as the contractor […]
  • Machinists Stand with Mexican Workers Seeking Free, Independent Unions December 6, 2018
    The Machinists Union joined democratic unions from around the globe in calling for an end of sham “protection” contracts and violence against union activists that have held Mexican workers down for generations. Just days before Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador, was sworn into office, the IAM was well represented in Mexico City for […]
  • 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference December 6, 2018
    The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 18–21, 2019 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The conference will celebrate Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future […]
  • Watch Live as the Winner of this Motorcycle is Announced December 6, 2018
    Log on to the IAM Western Territory’s Facebook page on December 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET as the winning name is drawn for this 2018 Harley Davidson 115th Anniversary Edition Street Glide Special. As hosts for the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention to be held in September 2020 in San Diego, the IAM Western Territory has promoted the raffle […]
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